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Chairman of the Parish Council, Bill Cook, said “Long Compton is very proud to be the first of Stratford District’s towns and parishes to reach the Referendum stage in its Neighbourhood Plan process.

"If the Parish vote in favour of the plan, we will have a blueprint for the development of our village until 2031.

"It will enable Long Compton to meet the needs of the district and the expectations of the government for new homes, but will do so in a way which will keep a firm grip on the things which make our Parish special.

"As a part of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty it is vital that new homes reflect the character of the village and that developments take place in locations which protect our 'green lanes' and the glorious views to and from the village.

"The process is long and challenging, but, thanks to the foresight of my predecessor as chair of the Parish Council, Ken Treadaway, and the commitment and drive of our Neighbourhood Plan committee, led by Jill Kirby, we now have a plan which we can be proud of and is the basis of a secure but forward looking future for Long Compton."

Other Neighbourhood Plans are currently emerging in Bidford, Kineton, Ettington, Wootton Wawen, Loxley, Welford and Stratford town.

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